Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000 MHz DDR4 Review
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
Ready to take your system to the next level? Then you’re in the right place! Today we are taking a look at the new Vengeance RGB 3000 MHz DDR4 memory from Corsair. Delivering blazing fast performance, and hopefully some overclocking headroom. Of course, speed isn’t the only thing on offer today. The kit comes equipped with 32GB (4 x 8GB) C15 memory; more than enough for high-end gaming systems, workstations, and more.
With Intel XMP 2.0, the memory should deliver optimal performance right out of the box. It is optimised for X99/100/200 series Intel motherboards, although it may work on AMD boards, it would be best to check with your motherboard manufacturer first.
Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000 MHz DDR4 Memory
- Density: 32GB (4 x 8GB)
- Speed: 3000MHz
- Tested Latency: 15-17-17-35
- Voltage: 1.35V
- Format: Unbuffered DIMM
- Pin Out: 288 Pin
- Intel XMP 2.0
- Heatspreader: Anodized Aluminum
“Each module is built using a custom performance PCB for better signaling, and carefully screened ICs for superior overclocking and reliability on latest Intel® X99/100/200 series motherboards. Preconfigured XMP 2.0 profiles allow for automatic, reliable overclocking.” Corsair
Equipped with full RGB lighting on each module, you can enjoy quite the colour show. Check out this product video courtesy of Corsair.
“CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB DDR4 memory modules are designed for superior overclocking and provide a unique look with vibrant RGB LEDs and a precision engineered light bar.”
Packaging and Accessories
The box is nice and compact, but very nicely design. On the front, you can see the XMP certification, speed, and memory size (32GB).
The modules come packaged in a durable plastic casing, with two modules in each insert.
A Closer Look
Even with the RGB lighting off, it’s easy to see this is a great looking memory kit. It features a black Anodized Aluminium finish that certainly adds to the aesthetics; we love the stealthy matte black look. To finish off the black metalwork, the PCB is also black, keeping things nice and uniform.
Of course, all that aluminium isn’t just for show, and it forms two part heat spreader design that’s going to help keep the modules cool, and hopefully, help us reach a nice overclock.
There’s a full-width LED lightbar in the top, which draws power from the motherboard; no extra cables needed.
Motherboard Installation Pictures
A picture speaks a thousand words when it comes to lighting, so I took lots of pictures! I would like to point out that it had been photographed on our X99 test bench, but we’ve now moved all DDR4 testing to the newer Z270 platform.
The colours cycle through a vast range of colours and the transitions are very nice. Of course, if you wanted to customise it, you just need to download Corsair Link.
The colours are incredibly vivid and quite bright, so don’t be surprised if it adds quite a lot of ambient light to your whole PC case.